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Mary Meets Mohammad is a documentary feature film made in Tasmania touring nationally. If you can, take some time to see the film in July when it plays in Launceston. The comprehensive website will tell you about –
- the film,
- supporting refugees
- where Australia wide-screenings are
- a photogallery.
- Where : LAUNCESTON 11, 12 July 6:30pm Arts Theatre 9,
- UTAS Newnham Campus.
- Ph: (03) 6332 2211
The story begins inTasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside.
Director/Producer Heather Kirkpatrick with her feature length documentary “Mary Meets Mohammad” was one of the four finalists in the national F4 Award for Outstanding Documentary Talent 2013.
Krista Bell will be at the Launceston LINC
Saturday 29th June
Latest work : Warriors
Featuring the terra cotta warriors of China
My China Experience: the inspirations behind Peeking Ducks and Warriors published by Windy Hollow Books
Ask about her FIBTION technique for writing
At the moment we are hosting a small quiet display at school outside The Learning Hub focussing on poetry & lyrics. There is a book open in the cabinet and the pages show the lyrics for Treaty. Words, poetry, songs – there is agency in language & communication.
Treaty was co-written with Paul Kelly and was produced on Yothu Yindi’s second album Tribal Voice.
Mr. Yunupingu “as the frontman of Yothu Yindi pushed indigenous music beyond Australian borders and gained a global audience with his 1992 hit Treaty. Yunupingu, who died overnight aged 56, was born in an Aboriginal reserve in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land, on September 17, 1956.
A member of the Gumatj clan of the Yirritja moiety, his ancestral totem was the “baru”, or saltwater crocodile. His surname, Yunupingu, translates as “rock that will stand against anything”.Yunupingu began teaching at the Yirrkala School in his early twenties, becoming the first indigenous Australian appointed as a school principal after receiving a Bachelor of Education in 1987.” [Yunupingu broke indigenous barriers The Australian June 03 2013]
Take some time to find out more about this remarkable man.
A small sample of the many tributes this week :
Yunupingu: A teacher until the end [Sydney Morning Herald]
Yothu Yindi frontman Yunupingu dies aged 56 [ABC News On-line]
Yunupingu, the voice of a nation [The Age]